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Sehwag Offers Free Education for Children of Odisha Train Victims

Former Indian opening batter Virender Sehwag expressed his condolences on the tragic train accident in Odisha, which resulted in the death of at least 233 people while injuring more than 900.

The accident took place in the Balasore district, as three trains derailed one on top of another in a horrific sequence.

Sehwag Offers Free Education for Children of Odisha Train Victims

The train crash happened near the Bahanaga Baazar station in Balasore district, about 250 km south of Kolkata and 170 km north of Bhubaneswar, around 7 pm on Friday, prompting the Railway Ministry to order a probe. Several coaches of the 12864 Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, on the way to Howrah, derailed and fell on adjacent tracks, an official said.

“In this hour of grief, the least I can do is to take care of the education of the children of those who lost their lives in this tragic accident. I offer such children free education at Sehwag International School’s boarding facility,” Mr Sehwag wrote on Twitter.

“Also salute all the brave men and women who have been at the forefront of the rescue operations and the medical team and volunteers who have been voluntarily donating blood. We are together in this”, he added.

His announcement comes after the Adani Group said earlier today that it would offer to provide free school education to children who lost parents in the country’s deadliest train crash in decades.

“We are all deeply disturbed by the train accident in Odisha. We have decided that the Adani Group will take care of the school education of the innocents who have lost their parents in this accident. It is the joint responsibility of all of us to support the victims and their families and give a better tomorrow to the children,” Gautam Adani said in a tweet in Hindi.

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